Ithaca College

School of Humanities and Sciences

Italian Courses

Unless otherwise specified, all courses will be taught in Italian.

ITAL-10100 Elementary Italian I HU LA 3a, g

Beginning course. Practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing simple idiomatic Italian, with special attention to Italian culture. Emphasizes participation and self-expression. Open to students with no previous Italian, or by placement examination. 3 credits. (F,Y)

ITAL-10200 Elementary Italian II HU LA 3a, g

Continuation of ITAL-10100. Limited to students who have successfully completed ITAL-10100 with a grade of C- or better, or by placement examination. Prerequisites: ITAL-10100 or equivalent. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ITAL-20100 Intermediate Italian I HU LA 3a, g

Develops intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Italian. Special emphasis is given to Italian culture. Prerequisites: ITAL-10200 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ITAL-20200 Intermediate Italian II HU LA 3a, g

Continuation of ITAL-20100. Develops intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Italian. Special emphasis is given to Italian culture. Prerequisites: ITAL-20100 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (S,Y)

ITAL-20500 Italy: Language and Culture HU LA 3,a, g

A three-week study abroad course that emphasizes learning Italian language skills with an overview of the history and culture of Italy. The course will be based in Siena, Italy, with brief visits to other cities, including Florence, Venice, and Rome. The course includes a conversationally based Italian class and on-site sessions devoted to learning about the culture and civilization of Italy. Students will incur additional costs. Prerequisites: ITAL-10100 or the equivalent; application through the Office of International Programs. 3 credits. (Sum,IRR)

ITAL-27000 Inferno to Infinity: Italian Literature
in Translation HU LA g, h

An overview of Italian literature from the Middle Ages through modernity, through a study of principal works of major authors and representative works of various periods. Readings and all class activities are in English. Prerequisites: Two courses in the humanities. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL-29900 Independent Study U LA

Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department chair. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL-32300 Parliamo! Italian Conversation I HU LA 3a, g

Extensive oral practice using selected topics as a basis for conversation, discussion, and presentation of short talks. Prerequisites: ITAL-20200 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent. 3 credits. (F,IRR)

ITAL-32400 Parliamo! Italian Conversation II HU LA 3a, g

Continuation of ITAL-32300. Prerequisites: ITAL-32300 or equivalent. 3 credits. (S,IRR)

ITAL-32800 Practice in Reading and Writing in Italian HU LA 3a, g

Develops spoken and written communication skills at the third-year level. Reading and discussion of contemporary material. Writing practice with an emphasis placed on developing grammatical skills. Laboratory exercises. Prerequisites: ITAL-20200 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL-33000 The Italian Americans HU LA g, h

This course examines the experience and assimilation of Italian immigrants to the United States. It will explore general themes: the conditions in South Italy that compelled Italians to emigrate; the role of the family; the effects of prejudice; Italian American women; portrayals of popular culture; the future of Italian Americans. Taught in English. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL-34000 Italian Contemporary Culture HU LA 3a, g

This course introduces students to Italian contemporary art, popular music, literature, cinema, social, regional differences, politics, traditional festivities, mass media, and regional cuisine. Students will practice speaking, reading, comprehension, and writing by discussing and analyzing selected materials and Italian newspapers. The course will be conducted in Italian. Prerequisites: ITAL-32300, ITAL-32400, or ITAL-32800. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL-35000 Italian Culture through Cinema HU LA

This course is intended to introduce students to the language, culture, history, and changing social issues depicted by Italian cinema of the past four decades. Special attention will be paid to the integration of films with close reading, discussion, and analysis of literary and cinematic texts that address such issues as national identity, immigration and emigration, the rise and fall of Fascism, the new republic, the north/south question, and contemporary regional cultural differences. The course, moreover, affords extensive practice in speaking, reading, comprehension, and writing in Italian. Prerequisites: ITAL-20200. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL-36500 Nineteenth- and 20th-Century Italian
Literature HU LA 3a, g

A study of selected literary works by key authors from the late 19th through the 20th century. Readings may include novels, plays, and short stories by writers such as Verga, Pirandello, and Calvino. Taught in Italian. Prerequisites: One level-3 Italian course taught in Italian or equivalent. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL-38000-ITAL-38009 Selected Topics in Italian
Literature and Culture HU LA 3a, g

Study of a genre, time period, group of authors, or single major writer. Students may only take two selected topics courses, for a total of 6 credits. Taught in Italian. Prerequisites: Two Italian courses at level 3, or equivalent. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL-39900 Independent Study U LA

Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: ITAL-32300, ITAL-32400, or equivalent; permission of instructor and department chair. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL-49900 Independent Study U LA

Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: ITAL-32300, ITAL-32400, or equivalent; permission of instructor and chairperson. 1-3 credits. (IRR)